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Old May 13th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Highest Span - situated in scotland?

According the air-traffic obstacle list of UK, over Glen Pean runs at 56°56′55.30″N 5°28′48.20″W a powerline whose conductors reaches a height of 439 metres (!) above ground. This would be the highest span in Europe ( in the world). Unfortunately no good satellite pictures are available, but there seem to exist at least one electricity pylon nearby. Can one of the forum members please check, if there is really a powerline with such a great ground height and take pictures?
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Old May 14th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #2
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According the air-traffic obstacle list of UK, over Glen Pean runs at 56°56′55.30″N 5°28′48.20″W a powerline whose conductors reaches a height of 439 metres (!) above ground. This would be the highest span in Europe ( in the world). Unfortunately no good satellite pictures are available, but there seem to exist at least one electricity pylon nearby. Can one of the forum members please check, if there is really a powerline with such a great ground height and take pictures?
It doesnt exist
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Old May 14th, 2012, 04:31 AM   #3
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Tallest structure in Scotland, apparently - well short of that height!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durris_...itting_station
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Old May 15th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #4
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@HappilyINSANE: Was there perhaps a span in earlier times? I have the information from an air-traffic obstacle list from official authorities. If you give me your e-Mail adress, I can mail it to you, as it may be not downloadyable any more from the internet.
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Nevertheless, such a span cannot be considered as the tallest structure. It crosses a deep valley. The towers carrying it are not taller than standard transmission towers.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 01:19 AM   #6
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Nevertheless, such a span cannot be considered as the tallest structure. It crosses a deep valley. The towers carrying it are not taller than standard transmission towers.
Ok so your saying there should be two pylons on opposite sides of the glen carrying a powerline above at an elevation of 400 odd meters, seems extremely unlikely but you can send info to madscotsman1977@yahoo.co.uk, ive done a pretty comprehensive search checking google maps with images of the Glen, it is extremely remote, about as isolated as you can get in the whole of western europe, it has no infrastructure apart from forest tracks and a private road with a few buildings. I cant think of anything apart from possibly a small hilltop structure at that elevation, anyway give me the info and ill look into it further.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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Interestingly, there is something, which looks like a pylon nearby. Check the satellite picture http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=56.947...6&z=18&l=5&m=b .
Unfortunately, the satellite pictures of this area are from bad quality.
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